Without further ado, here's the final motif for Month 2 of Rosalie Quinlan's Best Friends Forever:
I am continuing with the Northern Cardinal colouration on all the birds, even though they don't all have crests. Northern Cardinals mate for life, and they are rarely far apart, so they feel appropriate for the best friends forever theme. Plus, they are one of the few species of birds that stay near our house all year. The others tend to fly south for the winter, or north for the summer.
I know the photo is dark again too. Yes, it's still very cloudy around here! I had to use the flash for the next photo:
The next steps for Month 2 will be to wash the whole thing again, cut the motifs apart, line them, and piece them into the blocks. Plus, Month 3 is already underway!